Louisiana Crawfish Boil


This crawfish boil is quite a feast! Invite the family and dig into this messy, yummy meal. Combining crawfish, sausage, corn, mushrooms, potatoes, and artichokes, this is a dish you'll crave over and over. Add other seafood or vegetables to your liking.

close up view of Louisiana Crawfish Boil, including crawfish, shrimp, corn, mushrooms, oranges and artichokes
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins


  • 2 heads garlic, unpeeled

  • 5 bay leaves

  • 2 (3 ounce) packages dry crab boil

  • 1 tablespoon liquid shrimp and crab boil seasoning

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 15 red potatoes, washed

  • 3 large oranges, halved

  • 3 large lemons, halved

  • 2 large whole artichokes

  • 2 (16 ounce) packages mushrooms, cleaned

  • ½ pound fresh green beans, trimmed

  • 2 large onions, sliced

  • 30 pieces baby corn

  • 2 (16 ounce) packages smoked sausage, cut into 1/2 inch slices

  • 50 live crawfish, rinsed


  1. Fill a very large pot about 1/3 full with water. Add in garlic, bay leaves, dry and liquid crab boil seasonings, salt, pepper, potatoes, oranges, lemons, and artichokes. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce to a simmer, and cook for 20 minutes.

  2. Stir in mushrooms, green beans, onions, and baby corn, and continue to cook, about 15 minutes. Stir in sausage; cook 5 minutes more.

  3. Add crawfish and return the mixture to a boil, then simmer until crawfish shells turn bright red and the tails pull out easily, about 5 minutes. Test for doneness by peeling a crawfish. Be sure not to overcook, or crawfish will become tough.

  4. Remove from the heat and carefully drain all liquid. Serve the crawfish boil hot, Louisiana-style, spread over a picnic table covered with newspapers.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

541 Calories
22g Fat
38g Carbs
51g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 541
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 8g 38%
Cholesterol 286mg 95%
Sodium 1927mg 84%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 10g 34%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 51g
Vitamin C 79mg 396%
Calcium 214mg 16%
Iron 5mg 26%
Potassium 1646mg 35%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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